Dual Bay 5.25" Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack Backplane for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA/SAS HDD or SSD with Fan
Easily connect and hot swap dual 2.5” and 3.5” SATA/SAS hard drives from a 5.25” bay
Product ID: HSB2535SATBK
The HSB2535SATBK Removable 2-drive backplane lets you quickly install and hot-swap drives from the front of your computer, by turning a 5.25" bay into a hot-swappable SATA/SAS interface for you to connect a 3.5” SATA hard drive (HDD) and/or a 2.5” SATA hard drive or solid state drive (SSD).
The hard drive bay interfaces with SATA/SAS, offering two trayless hard drive bays and can be mounted into any 5.25" front bay, to provide a hot-swappable mobile rack. The bays feature ejection levers which allow drives to be installed and removed quickly from the computer system, providing a convenient way to create backups that can then be removed for safekeeping, archiving, or external portable access.
For added versatility the backplane provides support for both SATA and SAS interfaces, an ideal accommodation for enterprise system integration. Plus, to help prevent drive failure, the bay provides excellent heat dissipation with a built-in fan and slotted aluminum enclosure.
The HSB2535SATBK is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Imaging - For System Builders or configuring new systems - Use Hot Swap Bay in master system to copy Windows OS quickly to multiple blank hard drives as part of system building process
- IT environments where you need to quickly insert/replace hard drives with no external HDD enclosure required
- Add a hot-swap bay to a server or workstation computer, for a removable backup solution
- Create a hybrid storage solution with a solid state drive for speed, and a standard hard drive for larger storage capacity like hyperduo
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Maximize storage space, with two hard drives in a single 5.25" bay
- Wide compatibility for system integration with support for SATA and SAS drive interfaces
- Optimum drive operating temperatures, with built-in cooling fan
|Compatible Drive Types||SAS & SATA|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Fan Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Fans||1 - 50 mm|
|Front Door Key Lock||Yes|
|Number of 2.5 inch bays||1|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Number of internal 3.5 inch bays||1|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives (3.5")
Currently tested with up to 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives (2.5")
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||6 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||2 - SFF-8482 (29 pin, Data & Power, Internal SAS) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power) Male|
|2 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Receptacle|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|LED Indicators||1 - 2.5" HDD/SSD Activity LED|
|1 - 3.5" HDD Activity LED|
|Humidity||20%RH ~ 80%RH|
|Operating Temperature||-5°C to 35°C (23°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)|
|Product Height||1.7 in [4.2 cm]|
|Product Length||5.8 in [14.8 cm]|
|Product Width||7.2 in [18.3 cm]|
|Weight of Product||18.6 oz [528 g]|
|Package Height||2.1 in [54 mm]|
|Package Length||6.9 in [17.4 cm]|
|Package Width||8.7 in [22 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||24.5 oz [693 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - 2.5/3.5in SATA HDD Backplane|
|2 - 18" SATA Cable|
|1 - LP4 to SATA Power Adapter Cable|
|2 - Bay Key|
|1 - Installation Screw kit|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Easy, trayless removal and insertion of dual 2.5in SATA hard drives from single 3.5in bay
Hot-swap any 3.5in SATA hard drive easily from any computer with a 5.25in bay
Hot swap up to four 3.5in SATA hard drives in seconds
Latching SATA connectors, for securely fastened hard drive installations.
SATA hard drive cable, with latching SATA connectors, for securely fastened hard drive installations.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive rack, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
- SATA and SAS cables
- Hard drives
- Hard drive rack
To test your setup components, try the following:
- Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive rack in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
- Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive rack in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test the hard drive and hard drive rack, it is recommended that you do the following:
- To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
- If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, it needs to be formatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.
Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.
- If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter assigned to it, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.
Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
Yes, this mobile rack does support hot-swapping of SATA drives. To use this feature, it is required that the SATA port is set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode and hot-swapping is enabled. On most motherboards, this is performed within the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). If you are using a SATA controller card, consult the motherboard manufacturer's technical documentation for the correct steps to accomplish this.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.